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Showcase Pentax 28mm 2.8 SMC Pentax-M K mount

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Alanroseman, May 5, 2011.

 
 
  1. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Last week a client handed me this lens. After a quick consult on our board with John Flores, I decided it was worth an adapter.

    I ordered an K mount adapter from Rainbowimaging which arrived today. As I wanted to at least take a few sample shots they are not of very stimulating subject matter.

    I'll post a few here, I try to get some improved subject matter in the next few days. So far though, nice little lens. Small even with the adapter, about the same as the Hexanon 40mm 1.8

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  2. red

    red Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 21, 2010
    zurich - three ready mades

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    [ gf1 with smc pentax-m 28mm | 1:2.8 - yes, a nice little lens ! ]
     
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  3. stratokaster

    stratokaster Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 4, 2011
    Dublin, IE
    Pavel
    Yes, this is a very good lens, although SMC-M 28/3.5 is even better in terms of sharpness and contrast.
     
  4. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
    Hi Start,

    That would be pretty darn slow (3.5) for a prime wouldn't it?

    I had an opportunity to shoot this morning, outdoors, in a small town at the local dam. We'll see how that turns out when I get back to my office.

    If i don't enjoy it, it'll sit in the office I guess. I did note that infinity doesn't focus.. I understand that's an issue with many / several adapters..



     
  5. Alanroseman

    Alanroseman Super Moderator Emeritus

    Dec 21, 2010
    New England
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    Again with the Pentax 28mm f2.8

    I'm finding this lens to be soft at infinity, and certainly soft wide open.
    Stopped down..pretty nice.

    The full Gallery is here:Pentax SMC 28mm f 2.6 - Mu-43 Gallery

    Waterfall

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    River View, nice bokeh

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    Looking down on the waterfall, interesting view

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  6. zippythezip

    zippythezip Mu-43 Rookie

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    Feb 19, 2017
    Springhill, Nova Scotia
    Ron
    I am finding this lens very sharp and easy to use on my E-M10, here are a few examples.
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    Volkswagen camper, Pentax M28 2.8 by ronald embree, on Flickr
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    Old padlock, Pentax M 28, 2.8 by ronald embree, on Flickr
     
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  7. zippythezip

    zippythezip Mu-43 Rookie

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    Feb 19, 2017
    Springhill, Nova Scotia
    Ron
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  8. Phil.H

    Phil.H Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Jul 8, 2017
    Uk
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    P1020953 by Phil Harrison, on Flickr
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    P1020957 by Phil Harrison, on Flickr

    I gave my copy a test last week. I am pretty happy with the results but i did find it a bit tricky to focus.
     
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  9. rumplestiltskin

    rumplestiltskin Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Aug 16, 2017
    El Paso, TX
    Don't know why I hadn't tested this lens prior to today; it's been on my shelf since I bought a Pentax quite a number of years ago.
    Can't find any hint of swirl but the bubbles at f2.8 are almost scary. Will have to play with this one.
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